The Corpse Role
By Keith Nixon
Published in Kindle edition by Gladius Press (10 April 2015)
Published in paperback edition by CreateSpace (18 March 2015)
Not everything that gets buried stays buried… sometimes things have a nasty habit of resurfacing…
When the body of a security van driver implicated in an unsolved £1.2 million heist turns up in a shallow grave two years later, it's just the beginning for Detective Inspector Charlotte Granger. She embarks on an investigation that takes her into dangerous territory - a world of dirty cops, dodgy private investigators, local villains and nosy journalists. Meanwhile events from Granger's own past are threatening to come back and haunt her.
As people are killed to silence them and vital information vanished from files, can DI Granger get to the truth. And if she does, what will that truth reveal?
This enjoyable police procedural is a tale of police corruption and how the past comes back to haunt those involved. It is well written, with fast-paced descriptions, a hard-hitting plot, great characters and unexpected twists and turns.
DI Charlotte Granger is called when a body is discovered in a shallow grave. The murder victim is connected to a former police officer, now turned private investigator (PI). Both the victim and the PI are linked to a bank robbery that took place two years earlier. DI Granger tries to discover the truth about the murder victim, but has her hands full as the dead bodies start piling up.
The Corpse Role deals with gangsters and dodgy dealings. The narrative switches between the present and the past. You are given very few clues about the narrator in the past, which adds to the intrigue and keeps you guessing about their identity all the way through the book.
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
About the authorKeith Nixon has been writing since he was a child. In fact, some of his friends (and his wife) say he's never really grown up. Keith is currently gainfully employed in a senior sales role, meaning he gets to use his one skill, talking. Keith writes crime and historical fiction novels. His crime work is published by leading indie house Caffeine Nights. Keith also reviews books for Crime Fiction Love and Al's Books & Pals blog.
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